Writing Confessions: The Oxford Comma

 

Confession…

I’m…

PRO Oxford Comma.

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What is the Oxford comma?

Why does it matter?

IT IS EVERYTHING.

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EVERYTHING I TELL YOU.

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The ‘Oxford comma’ is an optional comma before the word ‘and’ at the end of a list: We sell books, videos, and magazines. It’s known as the Oxford comma because it was traditionally used by printers, readers, and editors at Oxford University Press.
– from Oxford Dictionaries.com

Why do people care?

BECAUSE. If you don’t care you eat your Grandma!

If you don’t care then your parents are Hello Kitty and Spongebob:

Without Oxford comma: I invited my parents, Hello Kitty and Spongebob.

With Oxford comma: I invited my parents, Hello Kitty, and Spongebob.

So why do I CARE???

The Oxford comma saves lives. That’s why.

Okay, I confessed, your turn: are you pro-Oxford comma? Or you know, something else weighing on you that you’d like to confess? Do you *gasp* *looks around nervously* *whispers* not use the Oxford comma?

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